Eternity — Are You Ready?
Genesis - The beginning
· Genesis 1:1
In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
This is the beginning. If God exists, he must be timeless (as in “has to be timeless”). Timeless means that time does not exist, it is meaningless, a word without definition. The concept is beyond our understanding, yet science seems to be telling us that the universe goes on forever. No boundary, no end.
· Genesis 1:2
The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep…
Still, not a word attaching time to the beginning. Scientists are closer than ever before to declaring that the universe began from one source of energy, one source of light. Hmm. Where and when did that energy source appear? Consider the possibility that it was always here . . . forever . . . before time.
…And the spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
There is still no clock, no unit of measure. No time. One million years? One billion years? How can we place time to something that is timeless?
· Genesis 1:3
Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
· Genesis 1:4
And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness.
This marks the beginning of time as something our intellect strives to define, although not in terms that we understand. (2Peter 3:8 “…with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”)
· Genesis 1:5
God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day.
Finally, God creates time. It became a word, a concept, a definable quantity.
Obviously, man did not witness creation. Moses wrote the book of Genesis through divine inspiration during a time when miracles were commonplace. There were no genealogical records, yet the histories of entire families are identified. Things were prophesied for thousands of years in the future—which took place as the prophets said they would, and verified by historic events and ongoing scientific discoveries.
The Bible is the Holy Word of God provided for man, and it is a series of progressive revelations. (Deuteronomy 29:29 - The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but, those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.)-Authorized King James Version
****next: Biblical timelines****
Posted on Sun, July 14, 2013
by Dale Swanson filed under